Britain’s last military flight left Kabul late on Saturday after evacuating more than 15,000 people.
“We should be proud of our armed forces, welcoming to those coming for a better life and sad for those left behind,” Defence Minister Ben Wallace said.
Operation Pitting was the name of the British military operation to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghans from Afghanistan.
The operation involved more than 1,000 military personnel, including soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade.
Over 15,000 people were airlifted to safety on more than 100 British military flights in the UK’s biggest evacuation since the Second World War.
It has been reported that more than 8,000 Afghans who helped the British effort as interpreters or in other roles, or who are otherwise vulnerable to persecution by the regime, were also able to flee to safety with their families.
Around 2,200 of those airlifted were children, with the youngest just one day old.